ClarinetFest® 2012 Call for Proposals & Clarinet Enthusiasts

Below is an email I recently received from the ICA (International Clarinet Association).

Dear ICA Member,

The Call for Proposals announcements for the ClarinetFest® in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1-5, 2012 were inadvertently excluded from the March issue of The Clarinet, so we offer the following information in this email to our membership.

Artistic Director Diane Barger, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Artistic Leadership Team members Denise Gainey (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and John Masserini (Northern Arizona University) announce the theme for the 2012 ClarinetFest®:

Looking back to the legacy of Daniel Bonade and Robert Marcellus and towards the future of performance and pedagogy

If you would like to submit a proposal to perform or present at ClarinetFest® 2012, please download and complete the Call-for-Proposals Application Form at and send it in to the address below.  Recordings and written requests will be accepted through September 30, 2011 and will be reviewed by the committee. The ClarinetFest® 2012 committee is particularly interested in featuring pedagogy presentations or lectures relating to Daniel Bonade or Robert Marcellus as well as innovative and recent concepts and developments in clarinet pedagogy.  The conference will be featuring a wide variety of performance styles and repertoire – full consideration will be given to all complete proposals. Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered.

Announcing a unique opportunity for our clarinet enthusiasts in our ICA membership (i.e., the “non-professional” clarinetist)!  ClarinetFest® 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska is looking for a few good men and women to showcase their musical talents during the Manager’s Reception at the Embassy Suites between the hours of 5:30 –7:00pm on August 1-4, 2012. These performances will take place in the open atrium of the hotel. Specifically, we are looking for several programs throughout each evening (maximum of 20-30 minutes in length for each group) of very light, toe-tapping, fun music for mixed groups of clarinets (trios and quartets are ideal).  This is a performance opportunity for our friends in the clarinet community who would like to share their talents beyond the conference clarinet choir. You are an important part of the ICA and we wish to feature you at ClarinetFest® 2012! You may find the form at — Only proposals submitted by members of the International Clarinet Association will be considered.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 1-5, 2012!

Dr. Diane Barger, Artistic Director
ClarinetFest® 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

About ClarinetMike

American clarinetist MICHAEL DEAN performs and teaches internationally and across the USA to consistent praise such as "world-class clarinetist and pedagogue," "consummate performer," "inspirational," "outstanding teacher," "super," "brilliant performer," and "one of the best clinicians I have ever seen." His career is headlined by appearances at Carnegie Hall, ClarinetFest, NACWPI, Eastman School of Music, and Royal Northern College of Music with recent recitals and master classes in Italy, Spain, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In July, he will return to Vipiteno, Italy as Clarinet Artist Faculty in Residence at Orfeo Music Festival 2018. He is featured on 5 commercial CD's and on New Media, such as YouTube. He is currently preparing another new clarinet CD, Postcards from Silver Lake. He's performed with the Southwest Symphony, Nevada Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Southeast Chamber Players, Red Mesa Trio, and Duo 35. He performed for 11 years with the Paducah Symphony. His articles appear in journals such as Southwestern Musician, WINDPLAYER, NACWPI Journal and The Bandmasters' Review. As "ClarinetMike," he writes for his widely-read ClarinetMike Blog, in 150 countries on 6 continents. He was recently a tenured Associate Professor of Clarinet for 11 years at Southeast Missouri State University. He returned to his native Texas in 2012 due to family concerns. He is a past president and former National Board officer of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI). Dr. Michael Dean studied clarinet performance at Texas Tech University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Arlington. His teachers include Robert Walzel, Phil Aaholm, Carol Jessup, Jess Youngblood, Bob Ackerman, and Pam Youngblood. His web page,, features video of his teaching and performing as well as information on his CD's and other publications. He is a BG France Performing Artist.
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